Councilman Ladouceur , Ward 5 (Warwick Neck) wants the rest of the Warwick taxpayers to pay for the road repaving work after the streets are dug up in his Ward to drop sewer pipes. If it "was only fair," then why wasn't this done to begin with??
Councilman Ladouceur has always been fully aware of the proposed costs for sewer installation in his area which will cost home owners approximately $25k! He never once introduced the idea for the rest of the city to pay for road reconstruction in his area until his constituents started complaining about how much the sewers were going to cost them.
Keep in mind, councilman Ladouceur stated repeatedly at the Sewer Review Commission meetings that everyone, except a small few, wanted sewers in his area. He was told by others who walked the neighborhoods getting feedback from home owners, that they were extremely concerned regarding the costs associated with the sewers. Ladouceur discounted that and stated the "naysayers" were wrong.
Councilman-- your constituents are up in arms because they've had more than enough time to figure out how much it's going to cost them to connect to the sewer system, then they also figured out what everyone else had to pay to have the roads repaved in front of their homes. So now you are back tracking to appease your constituents-- THAT'S WHAT ISN'T FAIR TO EVERYONE ELSE THAT ALREADY PAID.
Councilman, you should be breathing down Burke's neck for for missing the Enabling Act legislation deadline on June 30th. In addition, you should also be breathing down Burke's neck for changing the amortization payback schedule from 30 years to 20 years. Also councilman, did Burke secure low interest money from the Clean Water agency so the home owners in Bayside could have a lower interest rate on their payback? Is THAT fair?
Councilman, try taking a few steps back from scrutinizing everything the School Committee is doing and put your focus on the mismanaged and broke Warwick Sewer Authority. Your Bayside constituents were told that construction in their neighborhoods would begin in 2017. Maybe it will begin by 2021, who knows?
So, would this mean the city/WSA will be reimbursing everyone else that already had to pay for the road repaving themselves for when their roads were dug up for sewer lines to be installed?
You know who should be paying for the road repaving work after the streets are dug up?
THE WARWICK SEWER AUTHORITY.
But no, they're going to keep throwing their massive debt on the laps of Warwick home and business owners. Calculating a $25K sewer assessment cost at 3.5% interest over 20 years means a total of about $1725 extra per year, this does not even include sewer usage fee costs.
Submit a grant proposal for road repaving WSA, then cut the city the check. Oh but wait! The WSA Director Janine Burke is too busy looking for another job.